Dr. Cushing (died 434 IE ran the archeological dig outside Boone's Landing. His research focused on the giant mechs buried by an ancient species that terraformed the planet long before humans even existed. His team estimated the mechs to be one billion years old.
Cushing, however, was a Cubist and recruited by the radical faction of that religion. More specifically, he had been recruited by Gerard Kurz to activate the mechs for Kurz’s use. Kurz killed him when his usefulness ended.
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